It has happened quite often that we have used some product for many years and only after those many years we have found out about some evil ingredient in it. We can take the examples of mercury in dental fillers, fluoride in toothpastes, presence of dangerous gases in coolants in our refrigerators and air conditioners etc. We have used all of these products for several years only to find out later that all these products contained some really evil substance that was either causing health problems in us or damaging the environment around us.
We have yet another such case and once again it is a tooth paste in question. Tooth paste products have been facing criticism for quite a few years for putting in chemicals and substances that are injurious to the health of the users. While soaps and detergents contain some really harmful substances too, tooth paste is one of the very few products that go in our mouth. This time the brand under question is Colgate. If you have been using Colgate for some time, you definitely need to read this. Your tooth paste might have a substance that could be causing cancer in your body.
A study has been conducted on Colgate recently and according to the results of that study Colgate was found guilty for containing Triclosan. This particular chemical can cause many diseases in human body but the most dangerous is cancer. Triclosan is nothing new to the manufacturers of cleaning products.
It is commonly used in the making of other products such as laundry detergents, deodorants, antiseptics etc. However, none of these products go inside our mouth like our tooth paste does and so having this chemical in our tooth paste has to be something to pay attention to. Chemical Research In Toxicology, a magazine that often hosts such researches, has recently published the new study about Colgate. It is according to their latest research that we have come to know that Triclosan in Colgate might be causing cancer in the people who use this product on a daily basis.
It must be noted here that this substance can cause cancer only when you use it in great amounts. This is why people who use Colgate on a daily basis and have been doing so for years are the ones who really need to think about their future tooth paste.
As mentioned in the first passage, we often come to know about the abysmal side effects of substances in our daily used products after we have already consumed them for years. After the news becomes public the government does its job of banning the product. Asbestos is a great example of such an event. As of now, Canada is the only country that has taken any steps against the use of Triclosan in tooth pastes.
Canada has put a ban on the chemical. We’ll see how other governments react to this new study after also considering Canada’s decision on this substance. Triclosan has the tendency to pass through your skin. When you use a product that contains this chemical, you could end up letting large amounts of the chemical pass through your skin and become part of your bloodstream. Hormone imbalance is the first reaction to the entry of Triclosan in your blood. It can then cause several other damages and make you prone to cancer.
Despite these shocking revelations, Colgate is still standing with its claim that this chemical causes no harm to humans. Whether it causes cancer or not will be decided in further studies. As of now, you have to make up your mind as to which side would you like to be on.